Sunday, 10 March 2013

Time Travellers

Hi everyone................ and a warm welcome to you all, especially my new followers. Today in the UK is Mother's Day, so I hope that all of you had a great day full of joy and  for some a day full of wonderful memories.

Some of you may have seen the start of this project on Wednesday when I joined in What's on Your Work Desk Wednesday ( WOYWW)  over at Julia Dunnit's blog, Stamping Ground. (see pic number 2 )

As I said I was not sure where I was going with this piece and even today I decided to add the chain, which is why I did not post yesterday as planned. 

You will see below that I took  my Creative Expression's timepiece mask and blended Distress Inks, namely vintage photo, using my paper masks as required, keeping the main stamped images to the forefront. 

Glossy Accents was adhered over the timepiece watch-face and Tim Holtz new pocket watch die-cut was given the rusting technique. Using acrylic wax and  rusting powder from Crafty Notions. You then spray white vinegar to start the rusting process.

You will see that I used the masking technique, cutting out the Time Travellers on paper so that I could cover them when I was stamping .

Here is a close up of the pocket watch die once rusted. Some Ideaology gears were added to give further dimension.

Below you can see the glossy accents on the watch face....................again giving depth to the project

I then adhered this A4 card, which was distressed on the edges and blended with Stormy Sky, to some cardboard. The cardboard was aged with Distress inks in Vintage photo and stormy sky before adding some chain that I purchased in a hardware store. 
The Time Travellers and Gear stamps in the centre, which are from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Range 2013, were painted with some Distress Inks that I put directly on to my craft mat and applied using  a Ranger  water brush.
Some further ideaology gears were added before I was finished.

I would like to enter this piece in the following challenges:

Over at The Sunday Stampers the challenge is Use Some new Stash, which these stamps and the pocket-watch die  certainly are.

Craft Us Crazy are having an Anything Goes challenge theme and Anything Goes Challenge is Make it Manly.
Try it on Tuesday's Challenge is Time Flies, which it does for the Time Travellers !! 

Catch up soon...Crafty Hugs as Always x

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  1. Fabulous techniques here Annie, just love the rusted picket watch. The time travellers certainly look as though they are off on their visits to places unknown in another time dimension.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  2. So pleased you have posted this as I was really looking forward to seeing where you got to with it. What a fantastic mix of elements and ephemera. Love the rusting and layering. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. So pleased you have posted this as I was really looking forward to seeing where you got to with it. What a fantastic mix of elements and ephemera. Love the rusting and layering. Hugs, Jenny x

  4. Hi Annie, I am glad you posted it too as I was intrigued to see where you went with it. What a fabulous creation, I really love that pocket watch (on my wish list) and how you rusted it and the chain was a genius idea, it really finishes it off beautifully and give it a frame - how clever of you to do that. Love the way the cogs in the background look 3D and those men are wonderful. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

  5. You worked really hard with all the techniques for this lovely piece. It really shows - so many different things to look at. The rusting worked brilliantly. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT! x

  6. Hello Annie, Ooooo fab project, gosh I love your detail and your information in this post. It has such a great texture and interest. xx Flora

  7. Hello my dear daughter, you never cease to amaze me with all the things you create. This is Magnificent, with all the techniques that really do tell a story of Time Travel. Looking forward to seeing your next project. Hugs Mum xxxx

  8. Really gorgeous creation^_^
    Beautiful colors and vintage images^_^
    Big hug,

  9. Awesome project! I love the pocket watch. So many cool techniques xx

  10. That's a gorgeous piece of art, great details.

  11. Wow, love the completed project! Wish we could get some of that rusting stuff over here - love what you do with it!

  12. Gorgeous card, Annie, love those colours too
    Rosie x

  13. Fabulous creation the steampunklook!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  14. Magnificent art work, great technique!

  15. Fantastic project, love all the stamping and details, especially the rusty watch. Thank you for joining us at TioT's.

  16. Anonymous3/11/2013

    This is a remarkable piece of stamping art.
    The masking is second to none and I love your rusty pocket watch with the addition of the gears.
    P.S. I like the chain.

  17. Annie...I hope that you had a very nice Mother's Day yesterday. I love your time travels card! That front is so ultra cool! I love your background. It's a beautiful backdrop for all of the wonderful clocks and other stamped images you've used and colored in the foreground. Those rusty looking watch parts really look neat up in the left corner. I also love the chain surrounding the entire artistic piece! Beautifully done! Thank you, too, for the very nice comment you left on my blog this evening. I am so glad that you liked my shabby chic style postcards! <3 Candy

  18. Your steampunk hanging is Fantabulous!!! Love it! All those new images are grand! Love the chain and rust...everything is perfect Annie! Happy belated Mother's Day!

  19. Hi Annie, this is a great project, love all the details and the rusty watch looks fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us TioT
    Avril xx

  20. Oh wow, this s amazing! Love what you did with the time travelers and the rusting is incredible. It looks so genuine! I just ordered some of the rusting powder, inspired by your projects, but haven't used it yet. The glossy accents on the watch faces looks great too.

  21. Wow amazing artwork. Love the overall look of it but that rusting technique is so effective....must have a go at that!!

  22. Amazing piece of Steampunk Art Annie.
    Great details.
    Love it very much.
    Greetings Janny

  23. Wonderful! I love anything Steampunk and this definitely ticks all the boxes!! Sand x

  24. Fabulous art-work.. Love the Steam-Punk theme! Love the rusty clock looks fab!! Hugs May x x x

  25. Your masking is superb Annie and I keep checking back to see the wonderful dimensionality this has. Stunning piece with fabulous rusting and embellishing. So glad you added the chain too. I must get out my glossy accents - had forgotten how effective it can be - those watches are fantastic. Nicola x

  26. Eine wunderbare Steampunk-Collage, ich bin begeistert!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  27. I love this, it's amazing how something seems to develop of it's own accord as you apply more and more layers.

  28. Annie this piece is amazing! Love the stamps and the clocks! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

  29. This is so fantastic, Annie - amazing use of the new stamps, and the embellishing and glossy accenting just lifts it into another league - a really fabulous make!
    Alison x

  30. An amazing steampunk piece, so many great techniques - love it. Gill x

  31. I knew this would be AWESOME when you finished it. WOW! Creative Blessings! Kelly


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Annie x